Episode 4: Navigating the Holidays for Adoptive Families

A Conversation with Sue Wendelgass of Planned Parenthood

On today’s episode, Spence-Chapin veteran and licensed clinical social worker, Toni Cockerham, speaks with Sue Wendelgass, Director of Specialty Training and Programs at Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, who, for the last decade, has been counseling pregnant women on their options and referring those considering adoption to Spence-Chapin. Sue and Toni discuss myths around adoption, what open adoption means for birthparents, and what is involved in a birthparent-led adoption planning process.

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